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Obama’s aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 32%

As part of the Clean Power Plan, Obama aims to reduce the gas emissions by 2030

The Obama administration released the final version of its Clean Power Plan 3 August. It aims to reduce the US’ greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector by 32% from 2005 levels by 2030. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will set state-by-state carbon emissions reduction targets and ask states to come up with their own plans to meet those targets. The plan is intended to strengthen the US’ hand at international climate negotiations later this year in Paris. It is perhaps the most forceful set of regulations ever implemented over the US’ energy sector and it drew fire from the coal, oil and gas sector. US Senate leader Mitch McConnell, a strong backer of the ailing coal

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